Our Favorite Medium Length Hairstyles for Women with Thick Hair

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If you have thick hair and are looking for a fantastic new style and want to go with a medium-length cut, you’ve come to the right place. What makes medium-length hairstyles for women great is they’re easier to maintain than longer cuts while still leaving you plenty of styling options. Plus, if you’re running short on time and energy, you can easily throw medium-length hair up in a ponytail so you’re ready in no time. 

Whether you have a long mane and are looking for a shorter style or already have a medium-length hairdo and want to switch it up, these three medium-length hairstyles will give you the inspiration you need to find a fantastic fresh look.

Three Fantastic Medium-Length Hairstyles for Women with Thick Hair

Lob with Choppy Layers

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A lob – a long bob hairstyle – is a fantastic choice for women with a variety of hair textures, face shapes and complexions. It works especially well for thicker hair as it shows off the density of your locks. We chose the choppy-layered version of the hairstyle since the tousled layers give the lob a personality. Like your hair itself, this medium-length hairstyle will give you a layered look – edgy yet fun, carefree yet professional, down-to-earth yet stunning. 

Why we love this hairstyle

The best part about this look is that it keeps your options open on how to style it. You can wear it down to show off the layers. You can give it some waves by using a large barrel curling iron with no clamp and wrap large sections of hair while holding on to the ends to avoid curling it too much. If you’re looking for a classic, yet fancy, look you can style it in a chignon. Or, if you don’t have a lot of time to get ready, you can just throw it in a ponytail.

Curly Bangs

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This look isn’t for everyone and it can be tough to get the style right. You also need to live in the right climate to maintain it, and you have to trim your bangs regularly. However, for women with the right facial structure and hair texture, this medium length hairstyle is a fantastic way to show off your curls. 

Why we love this hairstyle

Even if it can be difficult to get this look right, this hairstyle is perfect if you have a broad forehead, a round face or even a squared face. The coils in the front of the style will make your face look slim and your forehead appear smaller. 

Balayage Angled Bob

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If you have long hair and want a shorter look without going too far, consider a balayage angled bob. The subtler highlights from the balayage technique will give your hair color that naturally kissed by the sun look; and, the longer hair in front will give your face a flattering frame. 

Why we love this hairstyle

In general, we love the bob hairstyle. This trendy style works for women of various ages, hair length, hair texture and facial shapes. The angled bob style is even better since it’s also extremely versatile – you can wear it straight or wavy, up or down. 


No matter what medium-length hairstyle you’re looking for, Fantastic Sams stylists are here to help you get the perfect look. Did you know that Fantastic Sams Cut & Color is a full-service, "no-appointment-needed," hair salon with over 900 convenient locations? Find a Fantastic Sams Cut and Color Hair Salon near you. Real. Fantastic.

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